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Meaning of here by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( UK ) IPA: /hɪə( ɹ )/, X-SAMPA: /hI@( r\ )/
    • ( US ) IPA: /hɪɹ/, X-SAMPA: /hIr/
    • Rhymes: -ɪə( r )
    • Homophone: hear, hir

    Etymology 1

    From Middle English here, from Old English hēr ( “in this place” ), from Proto-Germanic *hē₂r, from Proto-Indo-European *ki- ( “this” ) + adverbial suffix *-r. Cognate with the English pronoun he .


    here ( uncountable )

    1. ( abstract ) This place; this location .
      An Alzheimer patient's here may in his mind be anywhere he called home in the time he presently re-lives .
    2. ( abstract ) This time, the present situation .
      Here in history, we are less diligent about quashing monopolies .


    here ( not comparable )

    1. ( location ) In, on, or at this place .
      Here I am!
    2. ( location ) To this place; used in place of the more dated hither .
      Please come here .
    3. ( abstract ) In this context .
      Derivatives can refer to anything that is derived from something else, but here they refer specifically to functions that give the slope of the tangent line to a curve .
    4. At this point in the argument or narration .
      Here endeth the lesson .
      • 1796, George Washington, Washington's Farewell Address,
        Here, perhaps I ought to stop .
    Derived terms


    here ( comparative more here, superlative most here )

    1. filler after a noun or demonstrative pronoun, solely for emphasis
      John here is a rascal .
    2. filler after a demonstrative pronoun but before the noun it modifies, solely for emphasis
      This here orange is too sour .



    1. ( UK, slang ) used for emphasis at the beginning of a sentence when expressing an opinion or want .
      Here, I'm tired and I want a drink .

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    Etymology 2

    From Old Scots heir, from Middle English here, heere ( “army” ), from Old English here ( “army” ), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz ( “army” ), from Proto-Indo-European *kory- ( “war, troops” ). Cognate with Old Saxon heri ( “army” ), Dutch heer, heir, Old High German heri, hari ( German Heer, “army” ), Danish hær ( “army” ), Gothic ������������ ( harjis, “army” ). More at harry .


    here ( plural: heres )

    1. An army, host
    2. A hostile force
    3. ( Anglo-Saxon ) An invading army, either that of the enemy, or the national troops serving abroad. Compare fyrd .
    4. An enemy, individual enemy
    Related terms



    From Proto-Germanic *harjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *korio-. Cognate with Old Saxon heri ( Dutch heer ), Old High German heri ( German Heer ), Old Norse herr ( Swedish här, Danish hær ), Gothic ������������ ( harjis ); the Indo-European root also gave Ancient Greek κοίρανος ( koiranos ), Middle Irish cuire, Baltic *kara- ( Lithuanian kãras ) .


    • IPA: /ˈhere/


    here m .

    1. An army ( especially of the enemy )
      Sio fierd ðone here gefliemde. The English force put the [Danish] army to flight. ( Anglo-Saxon Chronicle )

    Derived terms

    • heregrīma


Explanation of here by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. in or at this place

    2. I work here
      turn here
      radio waves received here on Earth
    3. to this place ( especially toward the speaker )

    4. come here, please
    5. in this circumstance or respect or on this point or detail

    6. what do we have here?
      here I must disagree
    7. at this time

    8. we'll adjourn here for lunch and discuss the remaining issues this afternoon
    1. being here now

    2. is everyone here?
    1. the present location

    2. where do we go from here?
    3. queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology

    Definition of here by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Her, Here pron. pl. [OE. here, hire, AS. heora, hyra, gen. pl. of hē. See He.] Of them; their. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.

      On here bare knees adown they fall. Chaucer.

    2. Here n. Hair. [Obs.] Chaucer.

    3. Here ( hẽr ), pron.
      1. See Her, their. [Obs.] Chaucer.

      2. Her; hers. See Her. [Obs.] Chaucer.

    4. Here ( hēr ), adv. [OE. her, AS. hēr; akin to OS. hēr, D. hier, OHG. hiar, G. hier, Icel. & Goth. hēr, Dan. her, Sw. här; fr. root of E. he. See He.]
      1. In this place; in the place where the speaker is; -- opposed to there.

      He is not here, for he is risen. Matt. xxviii. 6.

      2. In the present life or state.

      Happy here, and more happy hereafter. Bacon.

      3. To or into this place; hither. [Colloq.] See Thither.

      Here comes Virgil. B. Jonson.

      Thou led'st me here. Byron.

      4. At this point of time, or of an argument; now.

      The prisoner here made violent efforts to rise. Warren.

      ☞ Here, in the last sense, is sometimes used before a verb without subject; as, Here goes, for Now ( something or somebody ) goes; -- especially occurring thus in drinking healths. “Here's [a health] to thee, Dick.” Cowley.

      Here and there, in one place and another; in a dispersed manner; irregularly. “Footsteps here and there.” Longfellow. -- It is neither, here nor there, it is neither in this place nor in that, neither in one place nor in another; hence, it is to no purpose, irrelevant, nonsense. Shak.